There is a procedure that may be able to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, or RU486, if it is administered in time.
The Abortion Pill
The abortion pill procedure, also referred to as a “chemical abortion” or “medical abortion,” is actually not one pill. It is administered in two separate medications. The first medication is called mifepristone. About 24 to 48 hours after taking the first medication, mifepristone, the woman then takes a dose of misoprostol. This drug causes the uterus to contract, expelling the embryo and completing the abortion.1
But what happens if you take the first pill, and then change your mind? Chances are the abortion clinic you visit will tell you there’s nothing you can do. But that’s simply not true, and that’s where clinics like The Pregnancy Clinic can help.
How can I reverse the abortion pill?
Clinics around the country have had success with a procedure that reverses the effects of mifepristone. Progesterone, if administered within 72 hours of taking the first RU486 dose, can do this in some cases.2 Progesterone is safe to use in pregnancy and has been used for a variety of pregnancy related complications for over fifty years.3 The Pregnancy Clinic is equipped to administer the reversal procedure if you get in touch with us early enough.
If you or someone you know changes their mind after beginning the chemical abortion, contact our clinic immediately.
1. Mifeprex medication guide. How should I take mifeprex? Food and Drug Administration Web site. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm088643.pdf. Accessed August 4, 2013.
2. Mifepristone (Mifeprex) product information. www.fda.gov/Drugs/ DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/u cm111323.htm. Accessed Sept 28, 2011.
3. Pope Paul VI Institute. “Progesterone Support in Pregnancy.” The Medical and Surgical Practice of NaPro Technology. http://www.naprotechnology.com/progesterone.htm Accessed March 9, 2015.